Blogging Challenge @meganslayer #books 6-12-2019 #bookcovers #favorites #covers #meganslayer #romance #yumminess

This week’s post concerns cover love. I’m a particular person when it comes to covers. I love a hot cover. I do. I’m willing to buy a book if the cover is yum. I’ve also passed over a few books that the cover was kind of cruddy.

Here are some of my favorites:

Drop Dead Gorgeous by Kimberly Raye. For a while, if this guy (I don’t know who he is) was on the cover, I’d buy it.

Another one of Raye’s I loved was Dead Sexy. I don’t know who this guy is, but yum.

I’ve always loved MM covers and this one is for my all-time favorite MM book, Regularly Scheduled Life. It’s out of print and I wish it wasn’t.

This cover is a favorite for me because it shows a 1920s/30s style. It’s mistaken for being BDSM, but it’s about Houdini. See what you think. I love it.

For my last cover, it’s another historical. I love Jade Lee’s wedding series and this one, featuring a Wendy, is my favorite.

What about you? What’s a cover you love? Tell me! 🙂

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Blogging Challenge @Meganslayer #longandshortreviews #challenge #blogging #sequel #books 6-6-2019

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Okay, I’m going to admit something that’s probably unpopular, but I can’t (as of right now) think of a book I’d want a sequel to. That’s not true. I can, but they have been given sequels of sorts.

I always wanted a better sequel to Gone With the Wind. Scarlett and Rhett Butler’s People were okay, but since it tended to idealize the South…they don’t count. Maybe a book from Mammy’s point of view? Or from one of the sisters? Prissy?

Another is The Shining. But that was made with Doctor Sleep. I wouldn’t have categorized it as a sequel, but that’s because it felt like two stories in the same world, but not especially connected.

Now for the I’ll-probably-be-shot-out-of-a-cannon-for-this suggestion… Nancy Drew all grown up. Yes. Not the teen Nancy Drew (of course I loved her and have many of those books), but her as a younger adult or even in her late twenties/early thirties. You can’t tell me she’d still be hand-holding with Ned. Come on. I want to see her grown, with kids, married, divorced…but still solving those mysteries. Maybe she’d be the neighborhood watch kick-ass chick. Yanno? What if she hooked up with one of the Hardy Boys? It’s possible. Drew Hardy, Mysteries? Ya never know.

What about you? What would you like to see get a sequel?

Blogging Challenge 5-29-2019 @meganslayer #characters #lessons #lessonslearnedfrombooks #books

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This week’s challenge involves lessons learned from a book character. Wow. This one… I’ve said others are tough, but this one requires a little thought beyond my knee-jerk answers I’d normally post.

I learned from Leigh Botts, from Dear Mr. Henshaw, to be yourself and not be afraid to get your thoughts and feelings out–even if it’s in the form of a letter.

I learned siblings aren’t terrible and that being yourself isn’t bad, via Peter and Fudgie from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Be true to yourself.

This book has taken a hit lately because it hasn’t aged as well as it might, but Scarlett O’Hara, from Gone with the Wind, showed me you can triumph over anything, if you want it and will work for it. But that you can also not win in the end…but it’s okay. You’ll live.

Dan and Abra showed me bands of roving RVs aren’t always happy-go-lucky old people. In Dr. Sleep, they were eating people alive! Beware the rolling Winnebago!

What about you? What lessons have you learned from books? I’d love to know. I’d love to add those books to my TBR pile. 🙂

 

 

Blogging challenge 4-24-2019 @meganslayer #books #discovered #socialmedia #meganslayer

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Books I Discovered on Social Media… I decided to do this as a list. I like lists. Here are some of the books and authors I discovered on social media.

Morgan James – Escape – Loved this book.

Morgan Malone – Color My World – I found this one when I went looking for middle aged heroes and heroines. Plus, I met Morgan online. 🙂

Gracie Guy – Her Irish Passion – This one was sweet and there’s an Irish hero. Yum.

CC Dragon – A Dungeon, a Vampire, and an Infatuation: Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mysteries Book 6 – I read this author for years before I met her and found her books because wrote for the same publisher. 

Jocie McKade – Baer Truth – I found this book when I went looking for romantic comedy. It hit the mark.

Devika Fernando – The Prince’s Stubborn Bride: Royal Romance (Romancing the Royals Book 2) – this book kept popping up in my feed and I couldn’t resist. I’m glad I didn’t. It’s wonderful. 

What about you? What books did you find online? On social media? Let me know. My TBR list needs to grow (Okay, so maybe it doesn’t, but we’re talking about books. Who doesn’t need more books?)

 

#evernighties Thursday Blog Challenge 1/31/19 @meganslayer #evernightpub #romance #influence #books

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This week’s challenge involves a book that’s influenced my life. There are three. I know. I can’t just pick one. That would be easy (not!).

One would have to be Green Eggs and Ham. Yep. I learned to read that book all by myself and I loved it. I also loved how the character changed his mind. He saw something and didn’t like it, but once he tried it, he realized change wasn’t bad. I’ve tried to embrace that motto in my life. At least try it–then decide if you don’t like it.

Another book is The Stand. I’ve read it three times (the unabridged version) and find new bits I’d forgotten from the previous read. I love the resilience of the characters. But what’s stuck with me the most has to be the simple notion that one wrong move could change everything. One patient with the wrong disease, or one no one understands, can change everything in good or bad ways. It’s like Red Dawn. Spooky.

The third book has to be Regularly Scheduled Life. Sean and Kyle are normal guys. They life normal lives until a shooter changes everything. I worked in a school and we had a scare involving a threat made toward a handful of students. We were on lockdown and my classroom was on the end of the building where it could’ve been targeted if someone had wanted to. This book resonated with me because things can change in an instant. It’s how we pull ourselves back up (like in Regularly Scheduled Life) that’s the thing.

What books influenced you? Be sure to check out the other posts from the #evernighties!

In the meantime, here’s a little bit about my latest, award-winning, novella from Evernight Publishing, Soft Clay!

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book 4 in the Celestial Mates series

#paranormal #romance #kindle

Celestial Mates, 4

Two souls trapped—can they find freedom in each other’s arms?

Nike, the goddess of speed, can’t move. She’s the goddess of strength and she can’t shatter her curse. The goddess of victory has lost her weapons—her shield and spear. She put her faith in a human, only to be cursed. Can another human be the key to her salvation and freedom from the clay?

Charlie needs someone who can understand him. A person to cherish him. Male or female, he doesn’t care. He’s intrigued by Nike’s statue. Call him infatuated. But she’s a statue and they don’t come to life from true love’s kiss, do they?

Get your copy at any of these locations:

https://www.evernightpublishing.com/soft-clay-by-megan-slayer/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HZ4RKFC/

https://books2read.com/u/mvKVO2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/soft-clay/id1437983747?mt=11

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/soft-clay

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/soft-clay-megan-slayer/1129679363?ean=2940155832409

National Library Week ~ 13 Books I Discovered at the Library with @meganslayer #libraryweek

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I love to troll the shelves and see what I can find. The biography and romance sections are my favorites. These are in no particular order and all books. 🙂 Don’t ask my why the #14 showed up. I guess it was lonely.

  1. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward
  2. The Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
  3. The MacCarrick Brothers series by Kresley Cole
  4. Anna Faris is Unqualified by Anna Faris
  5. This ‘n That by Bette Davis
  6. Just about any Harlequin book, since my family didn’t want me to read them
  7. The Babysitters Club series by Ann M Martin
  8. Peter Lawford – the Man Who Kept the Secrets by James Spada
  9. Platinum Girl: The Life and Legends of Jean Harlow by Eve Golden
  10. Bombshell: The Life and Death of Jean Harlow by David Stern
  11. Tyrone Power: The Last Idol by Fred Lawrence Gilles
  12. The Films of Tyrone Power by Dennis Belafonte
  13. Dorothy Dandridge by Donald Bogle

Written Together by @WendiZwaduk is going on Tour! #booktour

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I’m taking Written Together on Tour!! Come along with me. I will be awarding a bracelet made by the author and a signed swag pack to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Find the various stops here: https://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2018/03/book-blast-written-together-by-wendi.html

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